James Wilson Morrice

Le Havre – The Artists – Morrice, James Wilson

This page forms part of a series of pages dedicated to the many artists who painted in Le Havre. A full list of all the artists with a link to their works can be found at the bottom of this page.

James (Wilson) Morrice is a Canadian artist who followed the Post-Impressionist movement. Although born in Montreal, Canada, he lived most of his life in Paris, France, the city where he studied art.

He travelled extensively in Europe and North Africa. In Tangiers, Morocco, he even shared an apartment with Henri Matisse. After WWI, he went to Algeria where he painted with Albert Marquet. He died young (58 years) in Tunis.

Click here to read Morrice’s bio on Wikipedia.

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James Wilson Morrice 1909 - Le Havre
James Wilson Morrice 1909 – Le Havre

NOTE: Today there’s still a lighthouse in Le Havre, but it was changed after the Germans blew it up at the end of WWII.

He painted several other places in Normandy, which will be featured eventually on this site. A link to those cities will appear here.

Here are the painters/artists who painted in Le Havre (a “*” indicates that the artist did not worked directly in Le Havre itself, instead worked closeby, a link “” to the artist’s works will appear below when published):

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